Migration, work, and retirement: The case of Mexican-origin populations

Emma Aguila, Zeewan Lee, Rebeca Wong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Mexico and the United States both face rapid population aging as well as older populations with high poverty rates. Among the most vulnerable populations of retirement age in either nation are Mexican immigrants to the United States. This work uses data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study and the Mexican Health and Aging Study to assess retirement decisions among persons born in Mexico and working in either nation as well as such decisions by non-Hispanic Whites in the United States. Social security system incentives matter for the retirement of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. but not for return-migrants in Mexico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pension Economics and Finance
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Hispanics
  • Retirement
  • immigrant older adults
  • social security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Migration, work, and retirement: The case of Mexican-origin populations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this